Nevada has recently been buzzing with political activity because of its recent caucuses and swing state status. I recently met Pamela Zamora, a senior at Las Vegas High School, and Arturo Gonzalez, a second year student at the College of Southern Nevada, to photograph them as they volunteered to register voters for Mi Familia Vota, on the campus of UNLV. Mi Familia Vota is the organization behind a huge effort to get Latinos to become citizens and register to vote in time for the November election.
The World Arm Wrestling League (WAL) has all the bravado of professional wrestling with the same competitive legitimacy of UFC. I arrived for WAL's annual championship held at The Orleans in Las Vegas. My main focus was on the British competitor "Mighty" Paul Maiden and his recent comeback from a life threatening illness. On the first day I setup a backdrop in the wrestler registration area for to do some portraits. On the second and third day I mostly focused on the competition and doing one light portraits around the arena. The whole event was such a blast to shoot and filled with so many interesting competitors.